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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Im not a vet or anything like that. I have always thought it to be some what of a weakness of the mind. I have always been the "get over it" guy when it comes to mental health and nothing bothered me I claimed. Today that changed. As a young man I was a firefighter. I have not heard of PTSD for firefighters. I saw some bad stuff but nothing I'm sure compared to our soldiers. This morning I was back in my old stomping ground and went to a business for something I needed.the last time I was in that business it was on fire after an explosion. Alarms were going off sprinklers were going off with water, fire and steam every where. It was mass chaos and people were hurt and dead. 1 young mans face was gone as he aimlessly walked around. As I entered the business today for the first time I was flooded with emotion and began crying. I could still smell the smells , hear the screams and the alarms. if that little bit of drama can do that to me I can't imagine what our soldiers must feel and how they cope. My father n law had PTSD from Vietnam and was never the same. He took his own life 30yrs after the war. I encourage our Hero's to find someone and talk. Don't compartmentalize and think you can handle it. Although minor by many standards my little experience shows its still there.
My kids havent seen me cry and today I sobbed like a baby.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 05:12 AM
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Re: PTSD

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My kids havent seen me cry and today I sobbed like a baby.
Great begining! Continue to feel..........

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: PTSD

ptsd is more common than many may know, i have been diagnosed with it and have never been in the military or a fire. i had a "less than desireable" childhood at best and some situations and places bring back things i dont care to remember. i see a therapist a have missed some time off work due to the severity of my symptoms, but im getting through. aint nothing impossible through the eyes of the lord

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Re: PTSD

ttt

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 12:05 PM
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Re: PTSD

You made the first step, recognized something is going on.....second step would be to seek out professional help that can help you process through it. Best wishes!

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